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November 15, 2012
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  • I&I cleaning market is poised for growth, experts say
    The industrial and institutional cleaning market is expected to grow 4.2% yearly and approach $13 billion in 2015, according to The Freedonia Group. "The I&I market follows the economy, so 2012 hasn't been particularly good or bad," said Jim Beard, senior vice president of marketing at State Chemical Solutions. HAPPI magazine (11/2012) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Aromachology expands range of scents used in cleaning products
    New product lines from companies including S.C. Johnson and Procter & Gamble are expanding the range of fragrances available in cleaning products. Alpha Aromatics uses aromachology, the study of how aromas affect mood, to develop scents for cleaning products and other applications. "You can double your footprint just by adding a fragrance," said Ray Czapko of Alpha Aromatics. Manufacturers "can get more shelf space by adding another product," he said. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (11/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Market forecast: Beauty surfactant sales will surge
    New research from Euromonitor suggests that sales of surfactants will climb rapidly through 2016, driven by recovering economies and the fact that the ingredients are key in many personal care products. One possible hurdle: Many consumers are wary of products that contain sulphates, so key brands may rework surfactants to eliminate that ingredient. CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com (11/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Sen. Vitter prepares to become GOP lead on environmental committee
    Sen. David Vitter, R-La., is expected to focus on chemical regulation, flood control, and oil and natural gas exploration as he becomes the ranking minority member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. He has criticized a bill intended to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act. "I don't think the bill that [Sen.] Frank Lautenberg [D-N.J.] put out is something that can ever pass the Senate," Vitter said. Politico (Washington, D.C.) (11/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Overcoming TSCA hurdles when developing biobased chemicals
    A lack of understanding of how to comply with the federal Toxic Substances Control Act can cost companies time, money and opportunity, lawyers and other experts say. For instance, a naming convention developed in the 1980s by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Soap and Detergent Association -- now the American Cleaning Institute -- is one of several naming systems, but it cannot be used for certain oil- or fat-based chemicals, this analysis notes. Bloomberg BNA (subscription required) (11/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  ACI News 
  • ACI Convention: Don't wait another day to get your room; deadline approaches for room rebate offer
    There's still time to register and reserve your hotel room for the 2013 ACI Convention, from Jan. 28 to Feb. 2. But don't delay: Nov. 27 is the deadline to receive a 5% room rebate at the Grande Lakes Orlando if you provide a nonrefundable, two-night deposit. You must be officially registered for the ACI Convention to receive this benefit. If you haven't registered yet, what are you waiting for? Go online today to ACI's website to take part in the global cleaning product industry's top business-to-business event. For more information, contact ACI. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Move your company forward on sustainability: Sign up for ACI Sustainability Metrics 101 webinar -- Nov. 28
    Advance your company's knowledge on sustainability reporting through ACI's members-only Sustainability Metrics 101 webinar series. Our second webcast will be held at 1 p.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, Nov. 28. Increase your understanding of sustainability metrics and why they are becoming more important than ever to track -- especially with companies facing more questions through supplier scorecards and stakeholder surveys. The webcast also features sustainability case studies from ACI member companies Huntsman Corporation and Seventh Generation. For information, contact Melissa Bernardo at mbernardo@cleaninginstitute.org. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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